Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 11, 2012 10:36 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Participate in the 2012 Terry Fox Run

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2012) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will lace up his running shoes for the Terry Fox Run, on Sunday, September 16, 2012. The run will start from Carleton University's Anniversary Park, in Ottawa.

At approximately 8:40 a.m., His Excellency will address all participants and then, at 9 a.m., kick off the run with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. As patron of the Terry Fox Foundation, His Excellency is pleased to have the opportunity to show his support and participate in the Terry Fox Run. He strongly believes in the importance of building a smart and caring nation, and in the benefits of physical fitness. He shares these values with his family.

About the Terry Fox Foundation

The Terry Fox Foundation maintains the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Run, National School Run Day and other fundraising initiatives. To date, the Foundation has raised over $600 million for cancer research worldwide. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • Julie Rocheleau
    Rideau Hall Press Office

    Kelly Curwin
    Chief of Communications Officer
    Terry Fox Research Institute
    778-237-8158 (cell)

    Dave Stephens
    Ottawa Terry Fox Run Committee
    647-391-3581 (cell)